GaNSystems_APEC2017_PFC Reference



At the
upcoming 2017 Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC 2017),
in Tampa, Florida, visitors will see state-of-the-art gallium nitride (GaN)
transistors in action. From March 27-29, in Booth #1501, GaN Systems will
conduct live demonstrations of commercial systems that use GaN transistors in
wireless power transfer and power module applications. This must-see event will
also showcase customer-built, commercial systems that use GaN transistors to
power a diverse range of applications, including DC/DC converters, energy
storage systems, EV traction inverters, and more.


Among the
new systems enabled by GaN transistors that will be demonstrated at GaN
Systems’ Booth #1501, will be:


  • A
    150 W transmitter wirelessly
    powering an airborne drone in real-time
    , operating at
    13.56 MHz
  • A
    5 to 10 kW half-bridge power block. Eight paralleled GaN transistors and a
    matching driver card, forming a complete building block for high power
  • A
    detailed head-to-head comparison that shows how GaN outperforms SiC
  • A
    best-in-class, AirFuel-compliant wireless transmitting platform capable of
    charging multiple phones, pads, and laptops, scalable and adaptable for
    use in toolboxes, factory robots and more
  • An
    ultra-small, highly integrated 1 MHz LED driver, constructed using a
    GaN-enabled architecture


In addition
to these demonstrations, visitors will see newly commercialized GaN
transistor-powered systems, including:


  • A
    10 kW, 3-phase solar inverter over 100 times smaller than silicon-based
  • A
    99% efficient, 3 kW PFC reference design
  • Demonstration
    boards from some of our leading semiconductor partners – Analog Devices,
    Linear Technology and Peregrine Semiconductor
  • A
    48 V DC-DC demonstrator that shows outstanding efficiency, and is ideal
    for automotive and datacenter applications
  • A
    3-phase motor controller that operates at optimal efficiency
  • A
    universal motherboard and daughterboard platform for easily evaluating GaN
    transistor performance in any half-bridge-based topology
  • GaN-based
    motor drives for various applications ranging from 1.5 kW to 30 kW

GaN Systems: